I just realized the PVP preview didn’t show any of that rad PVP gear they had in concept art a while back. I’ll be crushed if it’s been delayed or scrapped. Dragoon’s (upper right) looks so awesome.
Edit- Also, Black Mage looks like Braixen or Delphox.
Boy am I glad the 3DS XL has those little feet on the bottom. I take pretty good care of it, especially since it’s the LE Pikachu, but it slid across a fairly smooth table last night and the paint came right off. Who knows how badly the back would’ve been scuffed if not for those.
Makes me wish I made it in time for one of those charging cradles from Club Nintendo. $20 to buy one separately doesn’t seem too bad now.
Pretty sure DRG is the Galka.
Get on it! I really liked CM before farming it ~40 times for Darklight, and Praetorium is just the coolest story scenario in the game.
Plus, now that Wanderer’s Palace and Amdapor Keep are the main dungeons to farm, you shouldn’t have to worry as much about jerks trying to rush you through cutscenes in order to shave a few minutes off the run’s time.
Everything looks great. There isn’t much here for people who are farming Coil of Bahamut (hardest content in the game), but there’ll be so many more options for new/more casual players as they work towards that point. Should be super useful for playing secondary jobs too.
I’m mostly looking forward to the Ultima Weapon Hard Mode fight (my favorite boss in the game) and the new main story quests, which I wasn’t expecting to be added this time.
Crystal Tower gear:
Of course, Paladin gets cool Warrior of Light armor, Monk finally gets some gear that looks Monk-y to me (might actually level it now) and Bard… is a candy cane.
Well, Europe gets Bravely Default tomorrow, and it’s getting some pretty good reviews. Super jealous.
I don’t know why NoA has been handling JRPGs so differently from Europe; passing on The Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, Xenoblade months later despite it being fully localized, and now the same for BD. Is Nintendo’s NA holiday schedule busier than EU or something?
Oh well, at least we’re getting it at all. I’m going back to actually beat Final Fantasy III DS in the meantime, while also staring at the BD job renders. Already planning an all Ninja playthrough…
Not to be a party pooper, but VII and VIII are only on Steam because they got PC ports back in the day. Final Fantasy IX didn’t, unfortunately.
My brother left his art project on the table this morning, didn’t think it was kawaii enough.
Really hoping he doesn’t open his sketch pad before getting to class.
Jack Black in a Po costume leading an army of Po costumes. Your argument is invalid.
So, I take it that wasn’t made in-house? Their figures are usually really good.
I don’t feel bad about missing the limited edition now. Bummer for people that bought it though. At least you the game early..?
Haven’t decided yet, my backlog is pretty big. The fact that it took me two weeks just to battle the Elite Four makes me think I should probably move onto something new.
The CG trailer was basically all there was at the time of its announcement (even the combat in XIII’s trailer was a mock-up); work didn’t begin in earnest until the last couple of years, going into full production (i.e. a full development team) late last year.
It makes sense once you account for staff being pulled to finish the Crystal Tools engine and Final Fantasy XIII, as well as making the jump to PS4/Xbox One (who knows how much they had done at that point, and what it took to retool the game for next gen).
There, I’ve finally beaten Pokemon Y. I was expecting the Elite Four to take a few tries, but they were just as easy as the rest of the game.
Pretty good overall, although I can safely say that I never wanna visit Kalos again. By the end of the game the whole region just felt sort of ‘bleh’ to me. A shame, because I was really looking forward the whole fashion/‘beauty’ theme. Team Flare should’ve been ten times more fabulous.
The PS3 version is currently $10 for North American PS Plus subscribers, and the PS4 upgrade is free.
Final Fantasy XIV is also $10 for PlayStation Plus subscribers, and with a free upgrade to the PS4 version (which will retail for $60) this is probably the best time to grab the game.
I’ve played Persona 2: Innocent Sin, Persona 3 and Persona 4, and P4 doesn’t really stand out to me. I think they’ve really been milking it. P3 is getting there too with its manga, anime, movies, Persona Q, etc.
Milking aside, it’s a pretty good game. My only problems with it (and P3) are the awful dungeons and repetition that comes with all of the sim elements. I love the combat, but hundreds of floors of randomly generated hallways gets old really damn fast. Likewise, the character interactions are awesome, but actually playing every single day of a Japanese school year, complete with going to school and studying, hanging out with friends (especially on days without major S. Link scenes), going to restaurants, etc. was mind numbingly repetitive, not to mention it obliterates the games’ pacing.
After two games of that, Persona 2 was a breath of fresh air. It had nearly everything I like about Persona, holdouts from Shin Megami Tensei proper (e.g. demon negotiations in combat), better dungeons and none of the social fluff. The only downside is that the engine shows its age, even in the PSP remake, and that Persona fusion isn’t as well implemented in its successors.
Needless to say, I’m hoping Persona 5 finds a nice middle ground between new and old, or changes things up completely.
I’ve actually played it already, but sold my PAL copy thinking I’d replace it with NA (to play on unmodded Wii) once it dropped in price. Then it became super expensive.
It’s nice to finally have it again. I’ve been wanting to replay it for a while now.
List of Black Friday swag grows. I caved and grabbed Xenoblade Chronicles since it was $40 at GameStop. They also sent me a 20% off pre-owned coupon for my birthday, bringing it down to $32. Not bad for a game that was going for over $100 a couple of months ago.
It took me about that long even back when the game launched. Duty Finder isn’t kind to DPS.
Oh, thanks for that. I’ve been wanting to try it out for a while now.
No Black Friday swag for me. I was hoping either Dishonored or Skyrim would drop under $6, but the lowest has been $7.49. Nothing drives home the point that you’re poor like being $1.49 short on an inexpensive purchase. Oh well.
In other news, saw my first Behemoth after three months of playing. He’s always popped when I was offline or busy. Tried to get a cool screenshot, but ended up with this one.
Guy needs to lay off the spicy food (BLM).
The PC version is also $10 at GameStop in Canada.
Things aren’t going well for Skynet.
We missed Judgment Day, but you can’t escape our wrath! Fuck your lawn!
Man, I’ve been sitting at the Elite Four in Pokemon Y for like two weeks, having yet to challenge ‘em. I’d hate to call it quits there, but I just ran out of steam, which I blame on Victory Road (and FFXIV). Worst part of any Pokemon game? Caves. Victory Road should stop being a bunch of stupid caves.
I don’t feel too guilty though. Everything up to that point was pretty awesome.
Something tells me the FFXIV localization team is taking a few liberties with their English translations.
Now I wish that Phantasy Star Online 2 and the Portable series didn’t exist so that Atlus could do a new, proper Phantasy Star game.
Also, Skies of Arcadia and Valkyria Chronicles (close enough).